So why the Swarm needs a host for the hivemind? Why didn't the Hive Boss fulfilled that function? Did Reyna knew who her mother was? Will Kate be the next target of the Swarm?
This is what I’m most interested in learning: how Kait’s understanding of her lineage plays out. It’s inevitable, but it will be fascinating to watch how it unfolds.
We presume that Myrrah is Kait’s grandmother, but if this is indeed the case, how does Kait come to learn this? How does she react when she finds out? How does everyone else
react when they find out? Finally, when Kait acknowledges her family’s history, does she reject it or embrace it?
On a related note, I’m not been completely sold on JD, Del, and Kait just yet. For me, there isn’t enough to convince me to care as deeply as much as I did for Marcus and Dom. Granted, we have a better understanding of our new heroes’ history in Gears 4 compared to their predecessors in Gears 1, but there’s something that’s preventing me from becoming completely invested in them emotionally.
I think the fact that all three of them are always together is the problem. There’s never a moment where any one of them is out of ear shot for an extended period of time, and I believe that this prevents the characters from demonstrating the full extent of their individual bonds. That is to say, there wasn't any subconscious intimacy.
The scene on the tram with JD and Kait, or the scene at the drill with JD and Del are good examples, and they do better than what was accomplished throughout the entirety of the first game. But I would like to see instances of where its only two members of the group together for long stretches of the story, like when it was only Marcus and Dom in the Imulsion Mines or Nexus.
This is why Dom’s death was so impactful, because, since the very beginning, he was the guy who accompanied the player through everything, he was the guy who always stuck around when everyone else stayed behind, and he was the guy who always had your back. Dom and Marcus’s relationship wields great emotional clout throughout the original series even when they don’t engage in deep conversation. Given the circumstances, they don’t need to say much because they’re literally going through hell together and that speaks enough for itself.
What we’ve seen is a good, solid foundation that I’m confident the writers will continue to build on going forward, so it may just take some time for things to "ferment." But its times like these, shared exclusively by two members of the group, I think would convince me to be more invested in their fates .